Parenting Book Reviews

Table of Contents


Pre-pregnancy Books

Pregnancy Books

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Pregnancy for Fathers

Baby Name Books

Birth guidebooks

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Infants & Toddlers


Sleep Problems

Child Rearing & Discipline

Preschool-aged children

Young school-aged children

Teenaged children

Learning disabilities and ADHD

Medical Information & Nutrition

Life Style Choices

Death and Children

Boys/Girls: "Gender" issues

Miscellaneous Books

Other Media

Sources & Acknowledgements

Paula Burch's Home Page

Eating in Pregnancy

What to Eat When You're Expecting [sources]
[See comments below on "What to Expect When You're Expecting. -Ed.]

Don't bother with this book--the wholesome information is throughly mixed with unscientific garbage that pretends to be founded in research, to the point where you can't be sure whether to believe anything they say. --Anonymous contribution

Bridget Swinney: Eating Expectantly [sources]
I like [this] *much* more than "What to Eat When You're Expecting" which came off (to me at least) as preachy and not always accurate and up-to-date. -- Ericka Kammerer[posted]

Ellen Lakusiak: Eating Well when you're Pregnant. Macmillan Canada. 1996 ISBN 0-7715-7373-1. [I can't locate a record of this book online. -Ed.]
Even I don't need it yet, couldn't help but notice on shelf in SmithBooks an excellent book I hadn't seen before. Not preachy like WTEWYE but lots of common sense and she is a registered dietician! Good examples of sample diets following the food rainbow, good question and answer section, good breastfeeding nutrition section. All in all best nutrition while pregnant book I've seen. I stood in bookstore for 2 hours reading different ones and comparing them. I've also got "Eating For Two" by Mary Abbott Hess, R.D., M.S., and Anne Elise Hunt, at home but like this other one better. Good Luck finding it in U.S. Maybe ask your book seller to order it in? Worth getting for healthy eating. Also good section on different strategies to try out with pregnancy sickness (rather than old name of morning sickness). --Deborah Johnson

Mary Abbott Hess, R.D., M.S., and Anne Elise Hunt: Eating For Two. [sources]
I like [Ellen Lakusiak's Eating Well when you're Pregnant] better. --Deborah Johnson

Gail Sforza Brewer and Janice Green: Right From the Start [OOP; try your library or amazon]
I really liked _Right From the Start_, because it supported my non-interventionist POV, while helping me to be prepared for interventions that might be necessary, like caesarian birth and/or prolonged hospitalization. It also saved me a ton of money on baby equipment by pointing out how unnecessary some of the stuff is. It's not for everyone, though; page through it, at least, before you buy it. -- Nola Van Vugt [posted]

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Last updated: March 2, 2003